[SPOILER ALERT FOR ROGUE ONE]
For those of you who have seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story or if you have been keeping up with the movie, you should know by now that the film takes place between Episode III: Revenge of The Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope.
This means that the film will include characters that we saw in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. In Fast and The Furious 7 after the tragic passing of Paul Walker, Universal Studios used Paul Walker’s brother to complete the rest of Paul’s scenes and then digitally placed Paul’s face on his brothers body. Rogue One did a very similair thing in order to bring back Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia in the film. When brining back Grand Moff Tarkin, Guy Henry (Holby City) was asked to play the role of Tarkin and the studio would digitally replace Guy’s face with Peter Cushing’s (the actor who played Grand Moff Tarkin in the original trilogy).
In a recent interview with IGN, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards spoke about how nervous he was and how much pressure was on him to get the digital replacement process right. Check out the interview below…
Was the replacement absolutely perfect? No, but they certainly did a wonderful job. It’s an incredible thing to be able to do and the mouth movements and the slightly grey eyes are small imperfections that will be bettered as the process improves.
I was wondering if they were going to have Tarkin and princess Leia face away from the camera in their scenes but when they turned around, it was incredibly impressive.
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